“Hey, Anna” Mike shouted across the room after the Monday meeting, “I heard you stayed the longest last Friday?”
Anna nodded. All of us teased her and some wanted to get to the bottom of it.
I was curious too so I asked how she managed to do that when we thought she couldn’t drink.
She flashed a black bottle named REDUCE. I recognized that supplement from the stock of PR stuff we’re sent last Friday.
“I have Alcohol Flush,” she said.” You might have not heard of it but it’s a common thing to Asians. I’m not Asian, but I apparently have it. Like we turn red when drinking.”
“I think I know that,” Mike said, “I see. It’s called Alcohol Flush huh? So what’s that bottle?”
“Well, I saw in their product description that this REDUCE supplement prevents Alcohol Flush, so I sneaked one and tried it out before drinking last Friday. Mike, I’ve tried lots of stuff like this, I even tried Pepcid and Zantac, which apparently can give you cancer so I stopped that. Some patches I tried don’t work and some work but only for a little while....